Florian came and completed the team for “his first” for a 58h trip on the Eastern Bank. Weather is still as nice and activity is very good during the first night. A voracious dogtooth tuna hooked on both baits in the same time, forcing Florian and Jean Claude reeling in synchronized. Finally it weighed 62kg and was the 199th dogtooth tuna over 50kg aboard Black Marlin. Following, Pierre catches 4 others between 20 and 43kg, one of them being seriously bitten by a shark. Beginner’s luck one again benefited Florian who caught a black marlin about 100kg who will be released in very good conditions. A big one unhooked on strike and the last day, Jean Claude remains 20mn with a UBPF (Unidentified Big Piece of Fish). Billfish are here indeed. We could think they were on meeting! On the way back, on Marlins’ Boulevard, a marlin came to play without follow up.
- A Special Thank to Pierre, 29 years old, head chef, fishing guide and Captain! Highly professional, he is as comfortable in a kitchen as with a rod in his hands. “You contributed to improve some of our services aboard Black Marlin. Thank you Chef.
- Jean-Claude retired, «still fit», well sustained his young mate’s challenge, catching nice pieces.
- Bold! Amazing! Even cheeky Florian! With his family in Rodrigues as tourists, on Saturday he learns there is a place available, on Sunday he says OK and leaves on Monday morning for 3 days… for his very first fishing trip! This must be done! Marianne his wife is nice! How not quoting Marcel Proust in «In Search of Lost Time» Daring benefits those who take the advantages of opportunities.
43kg doggy for Pierre – Rod Fishing Club – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean
Half doggy – Rod Fishing Club – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean
Over 50kg doggy cut by shark – Rod Fishing Club – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean
Black marlin on leader – Rod Fishing Club – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean